Palm Springs, just a village in the 1930s and ’40s, marked the pinnacle of holiday festivities compared to today’s Greater Palm Springs.
How Hollywood’s “two-hour rule” transformed Palm Springs.
Hollywood’s “2-hour rule” brought celebrities to Palm Springs trying to escape from the press and changed the trajectory of the desert city.
Lasting Impression: El Mirador Tower
The 68-foot-tall Spanish revival tower was originally constructed as part of the glamorous El Mirador Hotel.
Opened in 1927, the glamorous El Mirador Hotel included a 68-foot-tall Spanish revival tower that was rebuilt in 1989 following a fire.